Lead iOS Engineer

South Bank
12 Oct 2018
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
h2. About Loot

Loot is on a mission to empower young people in the UK to know more about their spending, so they can do more with their money. Our goal is to become the leading millennial current account.

You’ll be joining a highly driven and passionate team who are dedicated to delivering a product that makes a difference to our users’ everyday lives.

*About the role*

As a Lead iOS Engineer at Loot you'll be helping us create the most incredible banking app on the App Store. You'd be an integral part in the direction and purpose of everything we do. With your experience you'll influence the tools we use and the dependencies that our codebase has (or doesn’t have). Moreover, you will be helping to guide our roadmap and ingrain our values in our product as a Team Leader.

The banking industry is known for having terrible UX. A lot of the problems you'll be solving will surround creating great user experiences that don't exist today. These problems are tough. Data on the scale of banking in such complexity of stats and figures is not often seen in other apps.

You'll be working to simplify the user experience and help the user get to the answers (not stats) that they want in as little amount of taps as possible. This will involve managing data from our API, transforming it and displaying it in intuitive, clear UI.


* Lead our iOS team, facilitating them to create the best UX possible
* Work with product to build roadmap and features
* Stay up to date with all things iOS, suggesting features and use cases as they become relevant
* Design, architect, write, maintain and debug our iOS app
* Building and developing the iOS Team
* Contribute to designing and improving our service as a whole
* Maintain quality standards by performing code reviews, fixing bugs, writing tests, and profiling code
* Become proficient with our codebase and workflow
* Providing support to our customer service team on iOS app related issues

*Must have*

* Computer science background
* Good knowledge of the Cocoa Touch SDK, iOS 10.0 and up
* You’ve launched and maintained a successful app on the App Store
* You have an eye for delightful UX
* You're an agile learner (knowledge isn't always key)
* You love developing apps so much that you basically do it for fun
* You can strike a good balance between done and perfect
* You're able to work in our London office
* Leadership - building, developing and coaching a team/culture
* Initiative and flexibility - we're a start-up, sometimes you won't have everything specified in detail
* Approachability - people from all over the company will need to work with you
* Swift experience
* Familiar with writing unit and UI tests
* Understanding of build processes and CI tooling (e.g. Fastlane, Jenkins)

*Nice to have (but not required)*

* Rich knowledge of OSS/3rd party tools and frameworks
* Experience with creating animations using frameworks such as Core Animation and/or Sprite Kit
* Encryption and security experience
* You contribute to OSS, or better still, maintain your own OSS projects

We are particularly keen to hear from those minority groups not always well-represented within the IT community. Loot is most interested in your skill set, not your appearance or connections! One of our values is Openness - we are open to new ideas, new ways of thinking.

*Important*: We want to be transparent with our candidates. "Here":https://loot.io/recruitment-policy you can see how Loot will process information about you.

*PLEASE NOTE*: Loot will only accept applications from candidates legally allowed to work in the UK. We will not be providing visa sponsorships for this role.

When our team contributes to the community:

* They learn a lot by working with even more people
* They have a greater presence, meaning that finding others to collaborate with is easier
* Our projects benefit from the insight and experience of many others
* They and we get the wonderful satisfaction of helping others just by doing our usual job
* This is why we want our team to strive to be leaders in their fields, having a strong presence in their communities, be it via activity online (social, blog, OSS) or at conferences and meet-ups (hopefully both).

h2. Why Loot?

* Talented and leading; We like having a team of great people that can learn from and be inspired by each other
* Collaboration is key; there’s no such thing as pulling rank here
* A balance of focus and motivation with chill out and fun
* Fun and exciting FinTech Startup, supported by industry professionals
* Endless supply of coffee and EBT (English Breakfast Tea)
* Market-rate salaries
* Nice tech setup (Choice of new, top spec 5k 27" iMac or 15" rMBP, both with 27" monitor and comfy chair)

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